Welcome to GW's GSEHD

It is an exciting time to be part of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development as we debate and engage in some of our nation's most important policy issues. Here, we believe that education has been and will continue to be the single greatest contributor to the public good and the nation's future. I'm looking forward to meeting and discussing these critical topics with you.

Dean Michael J. Feuer Ph.D.

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GW's UNESCO Chair in International Education for Development


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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Information Sessions
Sep 24
Educational Administration & Policy Studies
Newport News, VA
Oct 06
Educational Administration & Policy Studies
Online Session
Oct 18
Critical Dates
Oct 01
Applications for Graduation Due for fall graduates
Oct 01
Applications for Comprehensive Exams Due
Nov 09
Last day to turn in Dissertation Defense Materials to Dean's Office (or 30 days prior to defense)
Nov 30
On-campus Master's Comprehensive Exams
Dec 01
Application for Certificate Clearance Due
Dec 01
On-campus Doctoral Comprehensive Exams
Dec 02
On-campus Doctoral Comprehensive Exams
Dec 09
Last Day to Defend Dissertations
In the News

Dr. Jenna Weissman Joselit wrote about the Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts program's SymPop event in forward.com's Could SymPop Be the Future of Jewish Artistic Collaboration?

Dr. Rita Kirshstein was an invited participant in a working group focused on the costs and benefits of change in STEM education at an inaugural meeting of the Accelerating Systemic Change Network (ASCN).

Dr. Diana Burley gave the keynote address titled Global Cybersecurity Curricular Standards: Is It Time? at the National Cyber Summit in Huntsville, Alabama in June.

Dr. Natalie Milman co-authored an article with Dr. Lottie Baker (visiting assistant professor) and GSEHD alumna Dr. Laura Blythe Liu titled International Conceptualizations of Diversity in Multi-Cultural Teacher Preparation: A Review of the Literature 2006-2015.

Dr. Natalie Milman co-authored an article with Dr. Lottie Baker (visiting assistant professor) and GSEHD alumna Dr. Laura Blythe Liu titled International Conceptualizations of Diversity in Multi-Cultural Teacher Preparation: A Review of the Literature 2006-2015.

Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser led a study tour to Berlin and Bonn, Germany, focused on the Internationalization of European Higher Education: Case Study Germany. The 12 GW MA students, mostly from the International Education Program, met with experts at 15 different higher education institutions, foundations, think tanks, and ministry offices. The group also had a chance to take in some local activities, including a live broadcast of a Europa Cup soccer match, a networking reception overlooking the Brandenburg Gate, cultural excursions to numerous historic sites, and of course one or two evenings at Berlin's relaxing beer gardens.

The Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) was awarded $350,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the development of comprehensive curricular guidelines in cybersecurity education. Dr. Diana Burley is the PI for the I3P. In addition, I3P hosted the 2016 International Security Education Workshop (ISEW). The workshop, sponsored by Intel and the National Science Foundation, convened members of academia, industry, and government to collaboratively engage with the development of cybersecurity curricular guidelines.

Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker is part of a group of faculty who submitted a University Seminar proposal, which has been accepted and approved. This seminar, Creating a Culture of Collaboration at George Washington University (C3@GW), convenes a cross-disciplinary community of GW expert faculty interested in issues related to scientific collaboration. This undertaking will be a joint venture with the Clinical Translational Science Institute at Children's National (CTSI) and GW's SMHS Clinical Research and Leadership Department along with many others across the GW community and neighboring universities and federal agencies.

The School Counseling program offered me superb classroom instruction strengthened by practical training. I interned in DC Public Schools, improved my counseling skills in GSEHD’s Community Counseling Center and landed a great position working as a high school counselor for low-income, first-generation, college bound students.
Daniel Minot

College Counselor
KIPP DC: College Preparatory

As a career changer this program has served me well as I use the skills on a daily basis as a Professional School Counselor at T.C. Williams High School.
Stacy Morris

School Counselor
Alexandria City Public Schools

In the School Counseling program I was supported by colleagues who shared my vision and inspired me to push forward despite the challenges we faced together. The professors taught me not only about school counseling, but also transformed the way I see myself in my field. They were instrumental to my post-graduate success.
Brianna Rodriguez

School Counselor
Prince William County, VA

In the News

GSEHD alumnus Topher Kandik has been named 2016 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year! "What makes Mr. Kandik's classroom special isn't just that his students score above average on state assessments," said SEED DC Head of School Adrian Manuel. "It's that his students develop a real joy for learning and intellectual engagement that will help them become not just strong students, but intelligent and engaged adults." As the DC Teacher of the Year, he is entered into the National Teacher of the Year competition.

Doran Gresham, GSEHD alumnus, recently published a book: Why The SUN Rises: The Faces and Stories of Women in Education.

GSEHD alumna Virginia Bolano, principal of Harold F. Scott Elementary School, was highlighted in the Warkwick Beacon's Veteran Principal Hopes to Close Her Career at Scott School.

Dr. Susan Swayze, Associate Professor of Educational Research, and Dr. Rick Jakeman, Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration, co-authored the chapter The role of philanthropy on the strategic planning process of a selective Liberal Arts and Science College with HEA EdD alumnus Dr. Wayne Webster. This chapter is part of a larger text focusing on the emerging role of philanthropy on institutions of higher education.